Introduction to Lynch Clan

My Lynch ancestors from Ireland came to America in 1848. The group included my Grandfather James Lynch and his five siblings, ages 10 to 18, who sailed without their parents to New York City. Soon they were living in a tenement house in Massachusetts working in a textile mill. From there they gradually migrated west. This blog will contain information gathered by my mother, Hazel Lynch Skonberg from her father, giving details of the trip over and life in America. There is also a diary written by his son, Will Lynch, who was with the American Consular Service of the State Department, and was taken hostage on Dec. 8, 1941, by the Japanese Army who had captured Shanghai that day. I hope you enjoy this blog about the James Lynch family in America.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WR Lynch WW II Diary Days 21 and 22

Many rumors as Will Lynch waits to hear news.

December 28, 1941.  Sunday.   21st Day
     Clear, colder.  Nothing much to report.  JBS out on a pass most of the day.  A.M. called in p.m.  We played Rummy.  Roast suckling pig at noon, but it was a failure, as it was not cooked enough.

December 29, 1941.  Monday.   22nd Day
     Clear and cold.  Radio doing o.k.  Walked about an hour on the veranda of 7th floor with little Hinke, a Yogi cartoon of a chap.
     1:00 p.m.  News.  Judge Helmick and L. Shields, District Attorney, are being released.  Rumor hath it, the rest of us are to be moved to Park Hotel, 4th floor, soon.  Why?  I dunno, but it is a better location.  Near race course.  We may get to exercise thereon.

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